Our June assembly will feature Joshua Groesz MS, NCC, an Oregon native and Executive Director of the Salvation
Army's Veterans and Family Center (VFC) in Beaverton, Oregon. He will tell his own "soldier's tale" of service in Iraq and return to civilian life while also describing the Center's programs and how they are working with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to reduce homelessness, one veteran at a time.
Join us as we discuss how the intersections of veteran status, mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness affect members of our community. In Oregon, 13,953 people were experiencing homelessness in 2017. Of those people, 1,251 were veterans. The VFC provides shelter to 5% of them.
We provide refreshments and our location is ADA accessible.
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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